ARTS & ART THERAPY
What are Arts & Art Therapy? In this forum, Arts & Art Therapy will be curated to reflect the expression of growth and inspiration. Art is a visual representation of the inner and outer world as seen through the eyes of the artist. At All Things Healing, art therapy is curated to reflect the expression of growth and inspiration. Learn more about art therapy – healing art therapy & visual art therapy by visiting us online today!

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(Asst Editor: Karen Adler, Dip TPAT)  Karen Stabley is a speaker, therapist, relationship coach and teacher. Karen is an interactive, solution-focused therapist with a tr...
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Karen Stabley, MCAT, ATR, BC
We are currently seeking a Co-Editor and/or Assistant Editor for this section. For more information please contact Sherri Carter at sherricarter@allthingshealing.com

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Editor's Note from Karen Adler: International Medical Corps' Art Therapy programs: helping heal the emotional wounds of war and disaster through photography and art.

 

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Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Via youtube - 'HUMBLE BEAUTY: Skid Row Artists is a documentary about how art changed and saved the lives of talented homeless and formerly homeless residents of the worst area of Los Angeles known as Skid Row. Art transformed their lives. Currently airing nationwide on public TV stations. Check your local PBS station for HUMBLE BEAUTY.

 

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Editor's Note from Karen Stabley: A multiple-arts research project, beautifully illustrated with dance. An artistic enquiry into a 12-sessions group with adolescents in a mainstream school - Julie Joseph (2011), MSc in Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Queen Margaret University. This is the creative synthesis from an artistic enquiry (Eisner 1997; McNiff 1998; Hervey 2000; Finley 2005; Leavy 2009) that took place in 2010-2011 at Queen Margaret University as part of the final clinical project for the MSc in Dance Movement Psychotherapy...

 

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Editor's Note from Karen Adler: This is a brilliant online initiative designed to empower people who have suffered from abuse. Confronting your abuser can be a terrifying process, the Free Your Voice Project can help you gain the benefits of confrontation without the stress. Freedom's Voice is one woman's journey into the past, a journey of self-discovery, healing, and expansion. It is both an invitation and and a call to action. Let your voice be heard. Set it free.

 

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Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Art can provide the missing piece of a person's life, no matter what their age.  In the words of this video, "It can give a broken man something of which to be proud." Painting in Twilight is the story of Lester Potts who developed Alzheimer's disease at age 70 and his son, Daniel, whose poetry was inspired by his father...
 

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by Karen Adler, Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy
ATH Asst. Editor of Arts & Art Therapy

Depression effects one in five people. For some, depression is short-term; for others, it is a recurring motif throughout their lives. Depression often causes people to withdraw and become lost in their feelings, whereas art activities offer a means to release negative emotions, reconnect with yourself and with others...


Editor's Note from Karen Adler: After my mother died, and after much struggle, I was finally diagnosed with clinical depression. Courtesy of art therapy processes and incorportaing art into my life on a regular basis, I now strive to work with emotional intelligence rather than battling with my emotions.

 

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by Karen Stabley, MCAT, ATR, BC,
ATH Co-Editor of Art & Art Therapy

One of my younger clients – a twelve year old boy – lost his mother last year in a fatal car accident. She was killed out of state while visiting friends. I have been working with Cam to help him express his feeling related to this tragic loss. Cam has been painting in the art therapy sessions, as well as on his own to express the anger, sadness and confusion he feels, related to this loss...


Editor's Note from Karen Stabley: It never ceases to amaze me just how much is revealed in our art work. Everything we need to begin healing is inside of us. Sometimes it just takes someone on the outside to help us find those answers.

 

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Editor´s Note from Karen Adler: Artists are taught that it's 'process not product'. The process of making an artwork can be likened to  psychological processes - mindfulness, breaking through, meaning-making. The artist in this videao, Ivan Vesely, writes, "When I started this painting nothing was working for me. I tried and tried to get the flow but it was not going to happen. I wanted to show that even though you see a finished painting there could be several layers to it. This piece had about 3 paintings within. I literally fought to get it out..."

 

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Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Art therapy works as both art AND therapy, enabling people to access their true selves which is often hidden way down deep inside and covered over by years of denying the self.

 

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Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Short edit of a documentary being put together about "Serendipity", the annual art show for Mississippi State Hospital, MSH Community Services Homeless Program, and drug and alcohol rehab centers. The show is always the first Thursday in September.
 

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Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: The artist in this video is practicing the ancient Turkish art of Ebru, also known as paper marbling. Using water and pigment, he is creating a beautiful piece of art which he transfers to paper at the end of the video. This clip covers the whole process from start to finish.

 

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Editor's Note from Karen Stabley: This is a short video that I made to explain the field of art therapy, the credentialing process, and what an art therapist does. I also take you on a tour of my office and studio.

 

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The Alternate Selves of the Artist

Sonia Weiss Durga 1929-2008

Art can be used to heal a psyche or express parts of that psyche that have no other avenue of expression. Sonia Weiss Durga's art is a good example of this. She was a deep, complex person with many aspects to her being.

 

 

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